If there’s one thing Matt Damon can be absolutely sure of, it’s that we’re all secretly Barbie girls living in a Barbie world. The intensely riveting debate that has swept the internet over the last few months witnessed a gladiator fight as two of the greatest filmmakers of this century – Christopher Nolan and Greta Gerwig – compete for victory among the two potential winners of the greatest cinematic hits of modern times – Oppenheimer and Barbie.
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Matt Damon perks up at the mention of Oppenheimer vs. Barbie
With all that’s been happening in the industry lately, it’s only fair that one of the supporters of Hollywood’s great revolutionary renaissance wave, aka Matt Damon, is actively missing out on the furor surrounding the Oppenheimer and Barbie premiere dates. When asked about it, the Jason Bourne actor explained, “This is actually the first time I’ve heard about it. I wasn’t paying attention,” and, “People are allowed to see two movies in one weekend.” Oppenheimer’s one of them!”
Matt Damon and Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
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The actor, who has had his hands full founding new and revolutionary independent production house Artists Equity with old friend and longtime colleague Ben Affleck, was also knee-deep in the making of two of the most important films of 2023: Air and Oppenheimer. In it, the 52-year-old portrays Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, the US Army officer who not only oversaw the construction of the Pentagon but also served as director of the infamous Manhattan Project that forever changed human evolutionary history.
The debate between Oppenheimer and Barbie continues
Oppenheimer takes on Barbie and fans have a great day. The debate surrounding the July 2023 premieres is not one that gets bogged down in controversy, speculation or pretentious criticism. It’s just about that inextricable sense of uneasiness and uneasiness that people feel at having to choose between Nolan and Gerwig. For her part, the Frances Ha actress/director has never failed to disappoint with back-to-back Oscar-winning films in recent years, and for his part, Nolan only gets better at detailing the intricacies that define human existence.
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And so the prayers of most viewers, who haven’t had the opportunity to attend a proper fiesta in the cinema for a long time without a superhero making heroic sacrifices on the big screen, have their prayers answered with a double bullet a super Sundae with extra caramel drizzled on top. But the inundation with sensual stimuli – with the neurotic brilliance and ingenuity of Nolan’s Oppenheimer and the sheer wit and joy of Gerwig’s Barbie – seems a bit too much, and it’s not like we’re complaining about that. At all.
Oppenheimer and Barbie will premiere on July 21, 2023.
Source: Vanity Fair